May 18

RAHEEN TOASTMASTERS: Raheen Toastmasters Club will hold it’s next meeting on Tuesday, 21 May, at the Maldron Hotel, Roxboro Road, Limerick. The Club meets at this venue on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, from 8pm to 10pm; anyone interested in availing of an opportunity to improve their communications skills, to prepare speeches, make presentations, “think on their feet” an d generally to enjoy Public Speaking, as well as to make new friends, is welcome to come along to any of these meetings. Further information regarding the Club’s activities can be obtained by visiting the website www.raheentoastmasters.com, or by forwarding an e-mail to raheentoastmasters@hotmail.com

RAHEEN TOASTMASTERS: Raheen Toastmasters Club will hold it’s next meeting on Tuesday, 21 May, at the Maldron Hotel, Roxboro Road, Limerick. The Club meets at this venue on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, from 8pm to 10pm; anyone interested in availing of an opportunity to improve their communications skills, to prepare speeches, make presentations, “think on their feet” an d generally to enjoy Public Speaking, as well as to make new friends, is welcome to come along to any of these meetings. Further information regarding the Club’s activities can be obtained by visiting the website www.raheentoastmasters.com, or by forwarding an e-mail to raheentoastmasters@hotmail.com

REGIONAL COMMUNITY GAMES: The Sports Evening organised by the Regional Community Games is taking place this Thursday evening, 16 May, at the Regional Soccer Grounds on Dooradoyle Road (located beyond Collins Bar). The event is open to all children under 16 years of age who reside in the area; registration takes place at 5pm.

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Copies of the updated rota for Eucharistic Ministers in Raheen Church are now available for collection by individual Ministers at the Church sacristy.

“MARANATHA”: The Maranatha Prayer Ministry invites anyone who is interested to a Healing Retreat which is taking place this Sunday, 19 May, from 2.30pm to 7.30pm at St. Paul’s Church in Dooradoyle. The event will include Mass, the Rosary, Inner Healing Prayers, Eucharistic Adoration and Confession. Music for the occasion will be provided by the Maranatha Gospel Choir. Further information relating to the Maranatha Prayer Ministry can be obtained by visiting the websitewww.maranathaprayerministry.org or by emailing nightvigillimerick.yahoo.com.

VISIT TO TAIZE: As an alternative to organising a trip to this year’s World Youth Day, which is being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil the Limerick Diocesan Pastoral Centre is organising a trip to Taize, France. Young adults from this Parish have attended previous World Youth Day gatherings. Anyone aged between eighteen and thirty five years who would be interested in partaking in the trip, which includes three nights in Taize and two nights in Paris on the homeward journey, should contact either of the Priests in this Parish. The trip will take place from 4 July to 9 July next.

AA MEETINGS: Weekly meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous are held in St. Paul’s Primary School, Dooradoyle on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 8.30pm each evening.

CHILDRENS MASS: The Childrens Mass which will be celebrated in Raheen Church at 11am on Sunday week , 26 May, will be broadcast on RTE Radio 1. In preparation for this prestigious event, as many of the childrens choir members as possible, together with second class primary school pupils, are requested to attend the regular Thursday evening rehearsals, at 6.30pm in the Church, between now and the date of broadcast.

APOSTOLIC WORKERS: Crecora Apostolic Workers are holding their annual display of Vestments and other items for the Foreign Missions on Sunday week, 26 May, at 10.30am in Crecora Church. Everyone is welcome to come along, and view the display.

ICE CREAM SUNDAY: In support of the work undertaken by the Down Syndrome Association of Ireland, an “Ice Cream” party will take place on Sunday week, 26 May, in the Millennium Centre, Raheen, following the 11am Mass in Raheen Church. Everyone is welcome to come along, and enjoy a plentiful supply of ice cream; all proceeds of the event will go towards the Down Syndrome Association. Further information regarding the Ice Cream Sunday project nationally can be obtained by telephoning locall 1890 373737 or by visiting www.downsyndrome.ie

MUNGRET RECYCLING CENTRE: Local residents are reminded that the nearby Mungret Recycling Centre is open to the Public on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday each week, from 10am until 5pm.

BEREAVEMENT INFORMATION EVENING: On Tuesday week next, 28 May, a Bereavement Information Evening will take place at Milford Care Centre from 7pm to 8.30pm. This event is designed to provide general information relating to grief and bereavement to those who are bereaved, to their families and friends. Information regarding the range of support which Milford Care Centre offers to the bereaved will also be made available. No doubt, some residents of this Parish would wish to partake in this very commendable event. Bereavement counsellors will be present to deal with any specific questions which may arise. Further information regarding the event can be obtained by contacting 061-485800 or by emailing m.osullivan@milfordcarecentre.ie or by getting in touch with any member of the Social Work Department there. The Bereavement Information Evening is being held in seminar rooms 1 and 2 on the first floor of the new Day Care building at Milford Care Centre.

MPCC CREDIT UNION: A reminder to local members of the MPCC Credit Union - a representative of the Limerick Citizens Information Service attends at the Dooradoyle Office of the Credit Union on the last Wednesday of each month, from 10.30am until 12.30pm. This is a service provided by the local Credit Union in partnership with the Citizens Information Service whereby, on the last Wednesday of each month, Credit Union members can avail of the information provided by the Citizens Information Service which provides information, advice and advocacy on a broad range of public and social services. Topics such as health and family matters, Social Welfare, taxation, housing, consumer affairs and education, among others, can be discussed. This information, and advice, is provided on a free and confidential basis to members of the local Credit Union; appointments are not necessary. The next such facility will be available on Wednesday week, 29 May.